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The Matrix Reloaded
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Metal
Matrix Reloaded boasts one of the most anticipated soundtrack albums in years. Its predecessor, the soundtrack to 1999's blockbuster The Matrix was Grammy nominated, platinum and Top 10, remaining on the pop chart for mo... more »
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Matrix Reloaded boasts one of the most anticipated soundtrack albums in years. Its predecessor, the soundtrack to 1999's blockbuster The Matrix was Grammy nominated, platinum and Top 10, remaining on the pop chart for more than a year. Now Matrix Reloaded-The Album, featuring all new recordings from Rob Zombie, Deftones, Rob Dougan, and Marilyn Manson, as well as today's heaviest acts, including Linkin Park, P.O.D., electronica superstar Paul Oakenfold, and rock favorite Dave Matthews Band. 19 tracks plus enhanced material including previews from The Matrix Reloaded. Maverick. 2003.
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Peggy L. (paigu) from PLAINSBORO, NJ
Reviewed on 2/19/2007...
This actually has two discs; the first is another great mix of industrial and techno vocal music, the second is just the soundtrack.
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tee_jay | Middletown, NJ | 05/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Bought this CD the day it came out and it was well worth it. While not perfect it still has the right combination of metal, classical score, and techno/hip-hop. Sometimes all those elements are fused into one song! I'll go song by song:Disc 1:
1: "Session" by Linkin Park: Very un-Linkin Park; haunting, beautiful, melodic and atmospheric all at the same time. 2: "This is the New Sh*t" by Marilyn Manson: Unlike the title suggests, this is nothing new. Not impressive or very good.3: "Reload" by Rob Zombie: Metal mixed with techno and Zombie's vocals. Very hard and rough. LOUD!4: "Furious Angels" by Rob Dougan: Beautiful, plain and simple. Easily one of the best songs on the soundtrack. Mixing of orchestral music with techno beats results in a song that lets you close your eyes and almost feel the Matrix. 5: "Lucky You" by The Deftones: Very mellow, moody and haunting. Beautifully done and very fitting for the soundtrack.6: "The Passportal" by Team Sleep: Techno mostly, not much to say about it. Mid tempo.7: "Sleeping Awake" by P.O.D.: Never been a POD fan, and this song hasn't changed that fact. More of the same from them. Not sure why its on this soundtrack other than for the lyrics. Musically it doesn't fit with the rest of the songs.8: "Bruises" by Unloco: Have never heard of the band before, but this song makes me want to listen to more of them. Good heavy song.9: "Calm Like a Bomb" by Rage Against the Machine: Classic, a song by RATM almost seemed inevitable after the ending of the first movie.10: "Dread Rock" by Oakenfold: The song most likely alludes to the Twins, The two men in the matrix who are dressed in white and can go all ghostly. Techno and typical Oakenfold but very good.11: "Zion" by Fluke: More techno, although this one is less hectic and more tribal than "Dread Rock." Most likely will be used in the movie during the Zion scene.12: "When the World Ends (Oakenfold Remix)" by Dave Matthews Band: BIGGEST surprise of the soundtrack and easily the best song on the first disc. Matthew's voice is creepy and haunting and the remix by Oakenfold fits right in with it. Should play over the end credits. Beautiful song and a big change from the original, which was featured on the DMB album "Everyday."Disc 2: Score
1: "Main Title" by Don Davis (Pure score, sounds like the original.)
2: "Trinity Dream" by Don Davis (Pure score.)
3: "Teahouse" by Juno Reactor featuring Gocoo (Amazing track! Tribal Drums!)
4: "Chateau" by Rob Dougan (Like 'Furious Angels,' another brilliant song!)
5: "Mona Lisa Overdrive" by Juno Reactor/Don Davis (good track)
6: "Burly Brawl" by Juno Reactor vs. Don Davis (BIG, loud and fun.)
7: "Matrix Reloaded Suite" by Don Davis (more straight score)Extras as well, including trailers and a documentary on the making of the video game that ties into the movie. If you're a fan of the first movie's soundtrack, then definitely purchase this one."
An Incredible Score (who cares about the soundtrack?)
cloudnin | Nebraska, USA | 05/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With The Matrix Reloaded - The Album, for the price of 1 CD you get 2 - both the soundtrack and the score. The soundtrack is "just ok" for the most part, featuring some songs that were played during the film and 10 minutes of credits, and some that were not. The CD gets off to a pretty good start with the wordless Session by Linkin Park. Marilyn Manson's track is aptly titled, as indeed it is Sh**. Reload by Rob Zombie is OK, but nothing we haven't heard from him a hundred times before. Next is the instrumental version of Furious Angels by Rob Dougan. This is my favorite track on the soundtrack, even though it really belongs on the score CD (and probably would be if not for all the CD-ROM material on the 2nd disc). Lucky You by Deftones sounds like it has potential, but it never really goes anywhere. The Passportal by Team Sleep (never heard of them) isn't terrible, but it sure isn't very exciting. The soundtrack would be greatly improved if instead of featuring the 3:23 Sleeping Awake by P.O.D., there was 3:23 of silence (EOD). Bruises by Unloco (never heard of them) is OK, but again, nothing special. Calm Like A Bomb by Rage Against The Machine is great, like most everything by RATM, but I've heard it a hundred times before. Dread Rock by Oakenfold isn't bad, but it's not great either. Zion by Fluke sounds similar to the previous track. I was kind of surprised by When The World Ends (Oakenfold Remix) by DMB came on when I was sitting through the credits of Reloaded waiting for the Revolutions preview. The vocals are normal enough, but it's coupled with techno music, making for a track that's interesting, anyway.The 2nd CD, in contrast, is just pure greatness from beginning to end. The first two tracks, Main Title and Trinity Dream by Don Davis sound like they're straight off Davis's great score for the original film. Teahouse by Juno Reactor & Gocoo is a short but good drumming track. Chateau by Rob Dougan is very good. Next is the music from the car chase, Mona Lisa Overdrive by Juno Reactor & Don Davis. This is simply a great track. Burly Brawl is another excellent Juno Reactor & Don Davis collaboration. The score ends with the "Matrix Reloaded" Suite by Don Davis, and harkens back to Davis's score for the first film. It doesn't feature the hard-hitting beats of the rest of the tracks on this score, but it is still good. The score CD also features some CD-ROM material, including previews for Reloaded, the Animatrix shorts (inc. Flight Of The Osiris), and the Enter The Matrix video game. These previews are worth watching once, but they're all available at the official Matrix site.The soundtrack CD is probably 2.5/5, but the score CD is definitely 5/5. Since you're basically paying full price for the score CD (well worth it) and getting the soundtrack for free (you get what you pay for), I give The Matrix Reloaded - The Album 5 stars."